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O'Grady, Emmanuel – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2017
Respect is a fundamental aspect of how human beings relate to each other and, arguably, is a significant factor in the relationship between student and teacher. For incarcerated adults, the relationships they foster with their teachers (and by extension the respect or disrespect cultivated within it) often have a considerable impact on their…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kamptner, N. Laura; Teyber, Faith H.; Rockwood, Nicholas J.; Drzewiecki, Dolly – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2017
An attachment-based, psychotherapeutic parent education course was created for incarcerated mothers and fathers to help improve their ability to provide positive parenting and a more stable home environment for their children. The current study assessed the effects of this parenting curriculum on parents' reported tendencies to be abusive, their…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Carberry, Damien – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2017
This paper situates education as an integral component of the overall prison rehabilitation process. The article discusses how an educational practitioner's knowledge of attachment theory and masculinities can be utilized to develop a secure methodological teaching environment in the classroom of a prison education unit and create a space where…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Attachment Behavior, Transformative Learning, Correctional Education
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Aiello, Brittnie; McQueeny, Krista – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
This article examines how incarcerated mothers constructed moral identities in the face of stigma. Analyzing data from participant observation and 83 in-depth interviews with incarcerated mothers, we show that mothers claimed moral identities by distancing from the stigma of incarceration and/or embracing the identity of incarcerated mothers.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Social Bias
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Runell, Lindsey Livingston – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
Imprisonment pains often accompany confinement to correctional institutions. Less is known about how related discomforts and deprivations might specifically impact the administration and receipt of postsecondary correctional education. This paper will show how encounters between incarcerated college students, other prisoners, prison educators and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Postsecondary Education, Institutionalized Persons, Qualitative Research
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Roth, Beate Buanes; Asbjørnsen, Arve; Manger, Terje – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
Prison education is an important aspect of adult education. This study investigated current participation in prison education, as well as previous convictions, sentence length, and the portion of sentence served as predictors of academic self-efficacy. Survey data derived from prisoners in all Norwegian prisons provided the empirical evidence for…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Self Efficacy, Correctional Education, Adult Education
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Collica-Cox, Kimberly – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
This article explores the importance of social bonds in facilitating an investment in prosocial behavior amongst female prisoners working as HIV peer educators. Female prisoners can lack strong prosocial attachments to both individuals and institutions prior to incarceration. Absent this bond, little prevents the female prisoner from recidivating.…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prosocial Behavior
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Gunnison, Elaine; Helfgott, Jacqueline B.; Wilhelm, Cecilie – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2015
Much of the literature on reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals revolves around discussions of failures they incur during reintegration or the identification of needs and challenges that they have during reentry from the perspective of community corrections officers. The present research fills a gap in the reentry literature by examining…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Caseworkers, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Rehabilitation
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Asbjørnsen, Arve Egil; Manger, Terje; Eikeland, Ole-Johan – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2015
Several reports document increased prevalence of attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD) and similar symptoms in incarcerated members of the community. Such conditions have been associated with employment, educational outcomes, and development of anti-social behaviour in the general population. Little is known about how these symptoms are…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Work Experience, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Institutionalized Persons
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Underwood, Lee A.; Dailey, Frances L. L.; Merino, Carrie; Crump, Yolanda – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2015
The results of the Program Evaluation show the OJJ Statewide Sex Offender Treatment program is exceptionally productive in meeting over 90% of its established performance markers. These markers included successful screening and assessment of risk and psychosocial needs, completion of initial and master treatment plans, establishment of sex…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Juvenile Justice, Sexual Abuse, Psychoeducational Methods
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Lockwood, Susan Klinker; Nally, John M.; Ho, Taiping; Knutson, Katie – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2015
Previous studies, both international and domestic, rarely examined racial disparities in post-release employment and recidivism. Finding a job is an immediate challenge to all ex-prisoners, and often more difficult for African American ex-prisoners who typically return to economically-depressed neighborhoods upon release from prison. The present…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Racial Differences, Educational Attainment, Employment Potential
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Brosens, Dorien; De Donder, Liesbeth; Dury, Sarah; Verté, Dominique – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2015
This study investigates the barriers to prisoners' participation in vocational orientation programmes, as well as the predictors of different types of barriers. Survey data derived from a project in a remand prison in Belgium (N = 468) provided the empirical evidence for the analyses. The results indicate that facing situational and informational…
Descriptors: Barriers, Participation, Vocational Education, Predictor Variables
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Westrheim, Kariane; Manger, Terje – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2014
The article aimed to develop knowledge of the educational background, participation and preferences of Iraqi prisoners in Norwegian prisons and obstacles to participating in education. The study is based on interviews with 17 prisoners in three prisons. An important finding is that war and political unrest appear to have been significant causes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Background, Institutionalized Persons, Barriers
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Hopkins, Susan; Farley, Helen – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2014
While incarcerated students have always faced many obstacles to full and effective participation in university study, the global shift toward paperless e-learning environments has created new challenges for prisoners without direct internet access. Based on prison focus groups with Australian incarcerated students and direct participant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Wright, Randall – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2014
This is part one of a two-part interdisciplinary paper that examines the various forces (discourses and institutional processes) that shape prisoner-student identities. Discourses of officers from a correctional website serve as a limited, single case study of discourses that ascribe dehumanized, stigmatized identities to "the prisoner."…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Identification (Psychology), Correctional Education, Discourse Analysis
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